Wood Lathe 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another training session is scheduled.

Get started on the wood lathe! This training session is designed to give an introduction to the wood lathe- including setup, chisels, setting up blanks and how to do simple spindle work. And of course safety and clean up.

About the instructor: Wyatt is passionate about Cabinetmaking! He has an academic background in traditional furniture making techniques and safe operating procedure for stationary/portable power tools. You can also catch him listening Jazz music at the Makerspace!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

 Maximum 3 participants

Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and have all hair tied back for any shop training or workshops.

YuKonstruct’s refund and cancellation policy

Wood Shop Orientation

If this training session is full, please sign up for the next Wood Shop orientation in November 7th here.

This training will take you through the YuKonstruct wood shop and explain each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines.

This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Maximum 4 participants

Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and have all hair tied back for any shop training or workshops.

YuKonstruct’s refund and cancellation policy

Introduction to AutoCAD Part 2

Please note: This course takes place over two consecutive evenings. 

This workshop will provide you with a basic introduction to AutoCAD (2D only) – no prior knowledge of CAD software is required.

By the end of this four-hour session, 2 consecutive evenings of 2 hours each, you will be able to use basic commands to draw shapes and lines, modify them, add annotations and dimensions to drawings and use AutoCAD in a practical way for any DIY project.

What to bring: Notepad with pencil and patience. Coffee is on us!

Instructor: Luc Pinard, Works at welding/fabrication shop in Whitehorse, Mechanical engineer technologist, 3 year Yukon resident, DIY enthusiast, Woodworker and Nice guy!

Introduction to AutoCAD Part 1 – CANCELLED

Please note: This course takes place over two consecutive evenings. 

This workshop will provide you with a basic introduction to AutoCAD (2D only) – no prior knowledge of CAD software is required.

By the end of this four-hour session, 2 consecutive evenings of 2 hours each, you will be able to use basic commands to draw shapes and lines, modify them, add annotations and dimensions to drawings and use AutoCAD in a practical way for any DIY project.

What to bring: Notepad with pencil and patience. Coffee is on us!

Instructor: Luc Pinard, Works at welding/fabrication shop in Whitehorse, Mechanical engineer technologist, 3 year Yukon resident, DIY enthusiast, Woodworker and Nice guy!

Intro to Small Metals Workshop

Learn the basic techniques of constructing small jewelry pieces in sterling silver including cutting, annealing, sawing, fold-forming, and soldering.
Come away from this workshop with new knowledge of small metalsmithing as well as wonderful handmade pieces including a pair of earrings, or a pendants. Instruction will include hands on studio demonstrations, individual attention, and group discussions.

Make it Wild! Design and construct your own bee house!

At this workshop, participants will create a bee house for solitary cavity nesting bees. Bee houses can contribute to native bee habitat in Yukon and help to promote pollinator habitat around your gardens.

Starting with a basic house plan, participants will use their creativity to design and construct their own bee house using a variety of materials.

Maria Leung, our friend from the YuKonstruct Work Bees in 2016, will attend to give information about native Yukon bees, provide installation tips and answer your questions.

Read more about Maria Leung’s citizen science bee project on our blog: http://yukonstruct.com/2016/05/25/work-bee/http://yukonstruct.com/2016/11/08/happened-bee-houses-constructed-work-bees-may/

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Make Your Own Vertical Herb Planter

Spring is here and soon it will be time to plant your flower and herb boxes! This garden boxes workshop will provide you with skills, training and supervision while you create your vertical garden planter from scratch. Also, learn about best northern gardening practices with David!

One vertical herb planter per participant. All materials provided.

About the instructor:  David is a multi-skilled woodworking instructor and talented YuKonstruct Member. He also owned a small market garden for 4 years in the Yukon!

Make your own wooden clamps! 2/2 **CANCELLED**

Hand tools get their power from your muscles. They’re power tools, but not electrical power!  And there is a pleasure in using tools that you have made yourself that has to be experienced to be fully understood.

Join us for a two consecutive evenings to learn how to make your own wooden clamps! As a woodworker, it is a basic skill to develop because “You can never have too many clamps” – so true. Different sorts of clamps will be presented!

About the instructor: David is a multi-skilled woodworking instructor and talented YuKonstruct Member.

   

Make your own wooden clamps! 1/2 **CANCELLED**

Hand tools get their power from your muscles. They’re power tools, but not electrical power!  And there is a pleasure in using tools that you have made yourself that has to be experienced to be fully understood.

Join us for a two consecutive evenings to learn how to make your own wooden clamps! As a woodworker, it is a basic skill to develop because “You can never have too many clamps” – so true. Different sorts of clamps will be presented!

About the instructor: David is a multi-skilled woodworking instructor and talented YuKonstruct Member.

   

Introduction to AutoCAD Part 2

Please note: This course takes place over two consecutive evenings. 

This workshop will provide you with a basic introduction to AutoCAD (2D only) – no prior knowledge of AutoCAD or any computer-aided design software is required.

By the end of this four hour session, 2 consecutive evenings of 2 hours each, you will be able to use basic commands to draw shapes and lines, modify them, add annotations and dimensions to drawings and use AutoCAD in a practical way for any DIY project.

What to bring: Notepad with pencil and patience. Coffee is on us!

Instructor: Luc Pinard, Works at welding/fabrication shop in Whitehorse, Mechanical engineer technologist, 3 year Yukon resident, DIY enthusiast, Woodworker and Nice guy!